Standing Rock Election Commission Reviews Potential Fraud Claims; Validates Election of the Tribe's First Female Chairperson in Over 50 Years
October 11, 2021
On Friday October 8, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's (SRST) Election Commission hosted a hearing to hear complaints of potential irregularities in the general election results that was held on September 29, 2021. The general election was held throughout the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to elect a new tribal chairperson, vice chair and other tribal council positions.
The contest for chairperson is between Janet Alkire and Ira Taken Alive, the tribe's current vice chair.
On the morning of September 30, the SRST's Facebook page posted preliminary results of the election that declared Ira Taken Alive was the winner by three votes, 759 to 756.